Junior Celtics

Program Overview

The Jr. Celtics program presented by New England Baptist Hospital challenges over 650 3rd-5th graders to develop their basketball game through skills, drills and leadership training.

Kids from local YMCA's, Boston Centers for Youth and Families, Special Olympics and the Doc Wayne program participate in "clinic events" where they are coached through workouts by members of the Celtics roster. Participants are then tasked with improving in those Celtics-approved drills for a chance to come to a Celtics game as a Jr. Celtics All-Star.

A smaller subset of youth are nominated by their coaches as "Captains" and are challenged to come up with a community service project addressing a specific social issue in their community. Captains are recognized on-court at a Celtics game with the Jr. Celtics Leadership Award.


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2015 Jr. Celtics

The Jr. Celtics program presented by New England Baptist Hospital challenges over 650 3rd-5th graders to develop their basketball game through skills, drills and leadership training.
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2015 Jr. Celtics

The Jr. Celtics program presented by New England Baptist Hospital challenges over 650 3rd-5th graders to develop their basketball game through skills, drills and leadership training.
May 21, 2015  |  02:11

2015 Jr. Celtics Captain’s Training Video

Children who were voted as captains by their Jr. Celtics coaches created a training video to share basketball tips with their peers.
May 21, 2015  |  01:46

Junior Celtics Events

February 28, 2015 - C's Host Inaugural Jr. and Sr. Celtics Event
Jae Crowder, Kelly Olynyk and Tom “Satch” Sanders met up with grade-school students and senior citizens from Mission Hill and other Boston communities on Saturday to participate in the first annual Jr. and Sr. Celtics event.
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January 31, 2015 - Celtics Tip Off 2015 Jr. Celtics Program
More than 300 third- and fifth-graders from the greater Boston area braved the wintery elements and headed to the Madison Park High School gym for the first Jr. Celtics basketball clinic of 2015.
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January 12, 2014 - Junior Celtics Host Second Annual Kick-Off Event
The Jr. Celtics program, presented by New England Baptist Hospital , conducted its first of three skills clinics at the Madison Park Recreation Center.
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March 2, 2013 - Junior Celtics Host Final Skills Clinic of Season
The third and final installment of the Jr. Celtics skills clinic, in partnership with New England Baptist Hospital, took place on the afternoon of March 2, 2013 at the Madison Park/O’Bryant High School complex.
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